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On the Conviction of Derek Chauvin: What We Mean When We Demand Justice

Nearly a year ago, we wrote a statement following the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, titled “Justice for George Floyd.” Today, the world contemplates what “justice” means once more with the guilty verdict of his murderer, Derek Chauvin.  Before we discuss Chauvin’s … Continue reading On the Conviction of Derek Chauvin: What We Mean When We Demand Justice

 


LCCRSF’s Board of Directors Announces Monika Kalra Varma’s Transition as Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF), I am making the bittersweet announcement of Monika Kalra Varma’s transition from her role as LCCRSF’s Executive Director. Monika will be moving back to Washington, DC and transitioning out of her role at the end of June.   Under Monika’s incredible skill and leadership, LCCRSF has … Continue reading LCCRSF’s Board of Directors Announces Monika Kalra Varma’s Transition as Executive Director



Spring 2021 Asylum Seminar

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) presents our Spring 2021 Asylum Seminar providing an in- depth, online training in asylum law and procedure and a discussion of hot topics relevant to recent developments in this rapidly changing area of law. The seminar will consist of 5 sessions with … Continue reading Spring 2021 Asylum Seminar



LCCRSF Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

LCCRSF Statement on Anti-Asian Violence    Last night, eight people were brutally murdered in Atlanta, Georgia in the span of an hour by a white supremacist who targeted three Asian massage parlors. Seven of them were women, six of them were Asian women, and it is clear that this was a racist, misogynist attack on Asian women. While there is still little information … Continue reading LCCRSF Statement on Anti-Asian Violence



Pro Bono Spotlight: Arent Fox

The LCCRSF-Arent Fox pro bono work exemplifies the tremendous possibilities through pro bono partnership, particularly during a crisis. The partnership began in Fall 2019 with a general overview of LCCRSF’s pro bono work and opportunities to engage. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. One year later, Arent Fox has provided essential information on lease negotiation to … Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Arent Fox